House Spirit was fierce this year. Even with so much time spent online, the competition was very healthy and tons of fun. The final push for points always happens at the end of the year when Olympic Day rolls around. The Houses always head into this event with lots of anticipation, knowing it is their…

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Our very dear CGS friend Fred Fox came to ‘visit’ last Friday. He came to us live from the Terry Fox Foundation in Burnaby, BC. It was so great to see him and to hear more about his relationship with his extraordinary brother Terry. We have heard Terry’s story so many times at CGS but…

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Lights, Camera, Action… Press Play! This year’s Talent Show went virtual. Thank you so much to the students and families who submitted videos. Talents ranged from piano and singing to skateboarding and drawing. Even Sally, Mani’s kind, soft-spoken teaching assistant turtle, sang a song! For those of you familiar with this annual show, you know…

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Whether you are a Grampy, a Dan Dan, a Nani, a Nana, a Ganny, a Bubbe, a Granny, a Popou, a Babooshka, a Dadu, a Dodi, a Poppa or a Grandma, we celebrate you! For those of you that are pre-Covid CGS families, you know that Grandparent’s Day is a very special event around here.…

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Well,  in case you’ve never noticed, MOM spells WOW upside down. Thank you to Sara A for pointing out this fun fact for us. Celebrating Mothers and Fathers is always a pleasure at CGS. The teachers know how important these relationships are for the children and make sure to mark the occasion with lots of…

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A big thank you to storyteller Selina Eisenberg for joining us on Wednesday, all the way from her kitchen in Montreal. She was with us to mark Canadian Children’s Book Week. It was wonderful to listen and watch as she brought her stories to life with her voice and amazing, animated expressions. She used puppets…

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That was the best show EVER! ~ M, Grade 1 student Thank you to our thoughtful CGS PA for bringing Magnus Theatre’s production of Lig & Bittle to the children on Tuesday. The show came all the way from Thunder Bay. The story chronicled the adventures of Lig & Bittle as they made their way…

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The Grade 1’s had a very special visitor last week, in good time to start thinking about Mother’s Day. New mama Lisa stopped by!  The children prepared questions for Lisa in advance about what it’s like to be a mom. The children were so adorable and asked incredibly thoughtful questions. Everyone was very excited to…

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  Introducing the latest member of the CGS family ~ Mason David James Duerr. He is just gorgeous! Congratulations to Lisa and Bill from all of us here at CGS. Mum, Dad and Baby Mason are all doing very well. Mason was born on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:59pm. He was a little late…

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We are thrilled to report that the PA-sponsored Teacher Appreciation Dinner last Thursday was a great success! See below for some background on the event and how it came together this year. Typically, each spring, the PA provides a Staff Appreciation Breakfast. At our last meeting, there was a big discussion around this event and…

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